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Trump says transgender people won’t be allowed to serve in the US military ‘in any capacity’

The White House(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump announced Wednesday morning that after consulting with his generals and military experts, transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the U.S. military "in any capacity."   ... Read More

Justice Dept. tells White House: Jeff Sessions has no plans to resign

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- One of the Justice Department's highest officials has notified the White House that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has no plans to resign from his post, a U.S. official told ABC News.

In recent days, Jody   ... Read More

Lewandowski says Trump will likely speak privately with Sessions after public rebukes

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's close adviser and former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said the president will likely have a private conversation with Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the coming days, following his recent spate of public criticism   ... Read More

What’s next in the Senate health care debate

BananaStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Despite all the activity on the Senate floor on Tuesday -- including a standing ovation for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who was diagnosed with brain cancer and flew back at the last minute to cast the decisive   ... Read More

Betsy DeVos, Ivanka Trump team up for girls reading event at Smithsonian museum

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos teamed up with Ivanka Trump on Tuesday at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, where the pair read to a group of girls in an effort to excite them about science,   ... Read More

President Trump revels in ‘amazing few days’ at Ohio rally

Justin Merriman/Getty Images(YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio) -- President Donald Trump went back into campaign mode at a rally in Youngstown, Ohio on Tuesday evening.

He started by running through "what an amazing few days it's been," listing a number of public   ... Read More

Tillerson resignation rumors ‘false,’ State Department says

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The State Department is pushing back on a new wave of rumors that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is planning on resigning.

“That is false,” spokesperson Heather Nauert said when asked about the rumors at   ... Read More

House approves Russia sanctions curbing President Trump’s power

eurobanks/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed sweeping sanctions that punish Russia for its election meddling and aggression toward its neighbors.

The legislation passed by a count of 419-3, sending a strong bipartisan message to the White   ... Read More

Donald Trump says he’s ‘disappointed’ in Jeff Sessions

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he is "disappointed" in Attorney General Jeff Sessions, adding to a recent spate of public criticisms.

"He should not have recused himself almost immediately after he took office, and if he   ... Read More

John McCain returns to Senate, says they’re not ‘president’s subordinates’

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was welcomed back to the Senate floor with a round of applause after returning to D.C. less than a week after disclosing his brain tumor diagnosis.

Senators from both sides of the aisle   ... Read More

Senate Republicans push for crucial vote on health care despite lack of support

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- They may not have enough support, but Senate Republican leaders are continuing to push forward with a procedural vote on health care legislation.

In what is a pivotal moment for his party’s efforts to repeal and replace   ... Read More

Jared Kushner set to face questions in Russia probe for second day

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- Members of the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russia election interference will question White House senior adviser Jared Kushner Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

Kushner, who is also President Trump's son-in-law, was interviewed Monday by Senate Intelligence Committee staff,   ... Read More

Trump and Jeff Sessions ‘need to either get together or separate,’ White House spokesman Anthony Scaramucci says

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci likened the tension between President Trump and Attorney General Sessions to a divorce.

When you start not liking each other, Scaramucci told ABC News on Tuesday, “You either reconcile or   ... Read More

Trump hails John McCain as ‘American hero’ after deriding his war record before

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump is hailing Sen. John McCain as an "American hero" as the Arizona senator, under treatment for a brain tumor, returns to the Capitol for a vote on the Republican health care bill.   ... Read More

Subpoena dropped against former Trump campaign chairman

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee has dropped their subpoena compelling former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to appear after reaching a deal to work together, according to both sources close to Manafort and the   ... Read More

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Trump says transgender people won’t be allowed to serve in the US military ‘in any capacity’

The White House(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump announced Wednesday morning that after consulting with his generals and military experts, transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the U.S. military "in any capacity."   ... Read More

Justice Dept. tells White House: Jeff Sessions has no plans to resign

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- One of the Justice Department's highest officials has notified the White House that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has no plans to resign from his post, a U.S. official told ABC News.

In recent days, Jody   ... Read More

Lewandowski says Trump will likely speak privately with Sessions after public rebukes

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's close adviser and former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said the president will likely have a private conversation with Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the coming days, following his recent spate of public criticism   ... Read More

What’s next in the Senate health care debate

BananaStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Despite all the activity on the Senate floor on Tuesday -- including a standing ovation for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who was diagnosed with brain cancer and flew back at the last minute to cast the decisive   ... Read More

Betsy DeVos, Ivanka Trump team up for girls reading event at Smithsonian museum

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos teamed up with Ivanka Trump on Tuesday at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, where the pair read to a group of girls in an effort to excite them about science,   ... Read More

President Trump revels in ‘amazing few days’ at Ohio rally

Justin Merriman/Getty Images(YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio) -- President Donald Trump went back into campaign mode at a rally in Youngstown, Ohio on Tuesday evening.

He started by running through "what an amazing few days it's been," listing a number of public   ... Read More

Tillerson resignation rumors ‘false,’ State Department says

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The State Department is pushing back on a new wave of rumors that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is planning on resigning.

“That is false,” spokesperson Heather Nauert said when asked about the rumors at   ... Read More

House approves Russia sanctions curbing President Trump’s power

eurobanks/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed sweeping sanctions that punish Russia for its election meddling and aggression toward its neighbors.

The legislation passed by a count of 419-3, sending a strong bipartisan message to the White   ... Read More

Donald Trump says he’s ‘disappointed’ in Jeff Sessions

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he is "disappointed" in Attorney General Jeff Sessions, adding to a recent spate of public criticisms.

"He should not have recused himself almost immediately after he took office, and if he   ... Read More

John McCain returns to Senate, says they’re not ‘president’s subordinates’

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was welcomed back to the Senate floor with a round of applause after returning to D.C. less than a week after disclosing his brain tumor diagnosis.

Senators from both sides of the aisle   ... Read More

Senate Republicans push for crucial vote on health care despite lack of support

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- They may not have enough support, but Senate Republican leaders are continuing to push forward with a procedural vote on health care legislation.

In what is a pivotal moment for his party’s efforts to repeal and replace   ... Read More

Jared Kushner set to face questions in Russia probe for second day

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- Members of the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russia election interference will question White House senior adviser Jared Kushner Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

Kushner, who is also President Trump's son-in-law, was interviewed Monday by Senate Intelligence Committee staff,   ... Read More

Trump and Jeff Sessions ‘need to either get together or separate,’ White House spokesman Anthony Scaramucci says

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci likened the tension between President Trump and Attorney General Sessions to a divorce.

When you start not liking each other, Scaramucci told ABC News on Tuesday, “You either reconcile or   ... Read More

Trump hails John McCain as ‘American hero’ after deriding his war record before

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump is hailing Sen. John McCain as an "American hero" as the Arizona senator, under treatment for a brain tumor, returns to the Capitol for a vote on the Republican health care bill.   ... Read More

Subpoena dropped against former Trump campaign chairman

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee has dropped their subpoena compelling former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to appear after reaching a deal to work together, according to both sources close to Manafort and the   ... Read More

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